CompTIA's Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide
this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can
make about the way your information is collected and used. We never collect or
maintain information at our Web site from those we actually know are under the
age of 13, and no part of our Web site is structured to attract anyone under the
age of 13.
How To Access or Update Your Information
You can access
or change your personal information that we collect online and maintain. To do
this, log in to the member's area of the site with your corporate ID number and
password. If you cannot remember your corporate ID or password, contact us.
The Information We Collect
This notice applies to all
information collected or submitted on our Web site. On some pages, you can order
products, services, make requests, apply for membership, participate in surveys,
or register for events, seminars or conferences. The types of personal
information collected at these pages may include:
- E-mail address,
- Phone numbers,
- Other contact information,
- Birth Date,
- Credit/debit card information,
- The nature of your inquiry or comment,
- Business profile information for membership application ,
- Confirmation of attendance for events or meetings,
- Certification verification requests,
- Suggestions for meeting agenda topics, and
- Other types of feedback and information when needed to provide a product or
service you requested.
How CompTIA Uses Information
We use the information you
submit or otherwise provide about yourself on our Web site for the purpose of
completing your request or order. We also use such information to provide you,
or have our business partners provide you, with updates and other information
that we think may be of interest to you. By submitting or otherwise providing
information on our Web site, you are authorizing CompTIA and its affiliates and
business partners to collect, save, transmit, transfer, use, deliver and
otherwise process such information for marketing, administration, statistical
analysis, research, promotions and other purposes deemed necessary or
appropriate by CompTIA, including, without limitation, transmitting or otherwise
transferring such information outside the country or geographic region in which
you reside. By submitting or otherwise providing information on our Web site,
you are authorizing CompTIA and its affiliates to send you, and to have our
business partners send you, news, announcements and other promotional
communications via facsimile, e-mail and telephone.
Except as noted in this Privacy Statement, we do not share the information
you submit or otherwise provide about yourself on our Web site with third
parties unless it is necessary to complete your request or order, it is
necessary to provide a product or service to you, or we want to provide you, or
have our business partners provide you, with updates and other information that
we think may be of interest to you. We will also share such information with
third parties if it is necessary to protect our rights or property or if it is
required by law. We may not control the use or disclosure of such information by
any third parties.
We use return e-mail addresses to respond to e-mail inquiries and to confirm
orders or registrations. Except as noted in this Privacy Statement, such
addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with third
parties. We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided
to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also
providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated
Finally, we use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design
our Web site and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an
advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our Web site,
or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form,
but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those
individuals, except as noted in this Privacy Statement.
Registrations for Events, Seminars and Conferences
extent that you submit or otherwise provide information on our Web site for the
purpose of registering for any event, seminar or conference, such information
(other than any credit/debit card information) may be shared with other
attendees, sponsors and/or exhibitors at such event, seminar or conference for
networking and other promotional purposes. Such information may be used or
publicly disclosed by such attendees, sponsors and exhibitors in their
discretion. We do not control the use or disclosure of such information by such
attendees, sponsors and exhibitors.
If you would like to opt-out of the
sharing of your personally identifiable information submitted on our Web site
with third parties, contact us
and indicate your unwillingness to share such information with third parties.
If you would like to opt-out of receiving any direct marketing information
from us, contact us and indicate
that you do not consent to the use by CompTIA of your personally identifiable
information for marketing purposes.
Our Web site may contain links to other Web sites.
Please be aware that this Privacy Statement does not apply to such linked sites
nor is CompTIA responsible for the content or privacy practices of such linked
Like most Web sites , CompTIA uses “cookies”
for several legitimate purposes. These include remembering IDs and passwords,
tracking user traffic patterns, and differentiating between repeat and new
users. It is CompTIA’s policy that data generated by cookies will be used for
internal purposes only and to improve our Web site and site-related services.
CompTIA may amend this Privacy Statement from
time to time. Any such amendments will be posted on our Web site.
Inquiries or Complaints
If you have any inquiries or
complaints regarding this Privacy Statement, contact us.